A delegation of 55 students and faculty from Creighton University in Omaha participated in a Nov. 15-17 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington that drew social justice advocates from Jesuit universities, high schools and ministries in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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A Maryland couple active in the successful effort to abolish the death penalty in their state last year will speak against capital punishment at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Omaha.
The Serra Club of Omaha and Serra Club of West Omaha raised $7,100 to promote vocations and presented the check Nov. 3 to Archbishop George J. Lucas and Father Paul Hoesing, vocations director, at the annual Serra Dinner for Priests in Omaha.
Several students were honored and more than $200,000 was raised at the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha’s (CSF) CHANCE Luncheon Nov. 5 in Omaha.
Senior citizens who meet at Catholic Charities Christ Child North Center in Omaha honored military veterans and their families Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day.
History sometimes displays the happy capacity to arrange anniversaries so one sheds light on another.
Among his many teachings, we find Jesus’ rather harsh-sounding call for would-be disciples to take up their crosses each day and follow him. He promises that those who find their lives will lose them, but those who lose their lives for his sake will find them.
In the first book of the prophet Samuel, we witness how the people of Israel observe the world around them. They noticed other nations had something they didn’t have. The others had kings, and Israel longed desperately to be just like them. So they beseeched Samuel to appoint a king who would fight their battles for them.
Columns by Father James Schwertley first appeared more than 40 years ago in the Catholic Voice, but carry timeless messages of encouragement and reminders of the information, love and faith people need to battle alcoholism.
An October trip to the Holy Land helped Father David Liewer better appreciate Advent as a time of longing for the coming of the Messiah.